Re: O/T external hard drives .. a daxe kinda question
Well lets solve the problem then [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] the reason it cuts itself off is because the CPU is overheating, an it has a safety check that when it overheatsit either locks up or shuts down immediately to help prevent damage. To fix that just go and buy a fan that attaches to your cpu, BTW what kind of CPU is it? i have an old P3 533 heat sink and fan that you could have if you want it.
Now onto video editing I edit ALOT of video and audio on my computer i only have 60 GIG and i have over 20 movies saved onto my hard drive because i ran out of cdr's and I never have problems with space, If you use an external HD it will be slower (yes ever USB 2.0) than a good internal HD like a 7200 rpm one. If you are seriously into this editoing thing like me then I would HIGHLY suggest a dual processor no matter which you get either the pentium brand or AMD.
Now on transfering data why not use both computers and just network them together, it would be cheaper than buying an external HD that you swap back and forth, it would be faster also IMHO.